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Dec 31, 2012 6:00am EST
. >> the new year brings the new light bulb laws. starting tomorrow, companies cannot make or import the 75-watt incandescent light bulb in the u.s. retailers can still sell remaining stock in the stores. traditional 60 and 40-watt bulbs will go away in 2014. you can buy incandescent or led bulbs. how many times did i have to say bulbs in that? >> no kidding, right. a continuing twister for you. >>> ahead, video you have to see to believe. celebrating the redskins and he wasn't on the field. may have taken place in his living room. it's pretty awesome. >>> we've got reaction from the players too on their first division title this century. >>> why speed cameras could be up for debate in maryland. >> your weather and >>> there he goes. morris to the end zone! >> hail to the division champion redskins. in one night, redskins win their seventh straight, feel a home playoff game and send the cowboys packing. reaction from the team's stars ahead. >>> i want everyone to know i'm willing to get this done. i need a dance partner. >> plus, fiscal cliffhanger to avoid tax hikes and spending cuts down
Dec 31, 2012 4:30am EST
's speed camera law. lawmakers plan to look closely at the law in the upcoming general assembly. they expect to tweak the state law allowing local governments to install the cameras. this comes as baltimore's speed camera program comes under intense scrutiny. the cameras have been issuing tickets to cars that are not speeding. including one that was stopped at a red light. >>> this is your last day to enjoy $2.25 on will dulles toll road. rates go up 50 cents at midnight. the rate hike helps to pay for construction of metro's new silver line. if you take the toll road each day to work, you'll pay at least $260 more a year. rates will jump another 75 cents to $3.50 next year. >>> on this new year's eve, many public transit agencies are running on modified schedules. metro rail will stay open two hours later closing at 2:00 a.m. metro rail and buses are running on a weekend schedule. the marc train will operate the penn and -- no service on the camden line. the virginia railway express is running on a holiday schedule as well. >>> the national archives is commemorating the 150th a
Dec 31, 2012 5:00am EST
, president obama pledged to do something about gun laws to prevent a similar incident from happening. yesterday in an exclusive sit-down on nbc's meet the press, the president continued to keep that promise. >> with public opinion, there's nothing you can't do. and without public opinion, there's very little you can get done in this town. so i'm going to be putting forward a package. i'm going to be putting my full weight behind it. i'm going to be making an argument to the american people about why this is important and why we have to do everything we can to make sure that something like what happened at sandy hook elementary does not happen again. >> the president called the day of the shooting the worst day of his presidency. >>> in new york, thousands came out in tribute of two firefighters killed during a christmas eve ambush. the flag-draped casket carrying volunteer firefighter michael chiapperini were brought into a high school auditorium in webster. chiapperini was one of two firefighters killed during an attack in which a man set his house on fire and then shot several resp
Dec 30, 2012 6:00am EST
to lease or rent his trollies, but the law is the law. i guess he has a right if he doesn't want to run it, he certainly can't refuse a gay marriage couple, because he probably has a state license to operate. so he would be violating the law. >> you know, you are going to find opposition in these early stages because people are still trying to bite into this thing, but the fact is that like joe is saying, this is the law. churches that tonight take money from the feds or the state they can get around the issue, but there are a lot of people in opposition, but you have to follow the law. >> there are a lot of businesses that will be booming as a result of the new law. >> yeah, other states, where it happened in massachusetts, they discovered up on the cape and places like that, vacation areas, extraordinary booms because of the celebrating, and we have not focused on it much, but as an economic boom there are certain segments of the economy and community, it could give it a stronger foot pregnant that. >> gambling, you could gamble 24/7 in perryville, and only ron dull. so head into the new
Dec 28, 2012 5:00am EST
. russian president vladimir putin signed a law banning u.s. citizens from adopting russian children. russia is one of the top countries from which america adopts. it could affect more than 1500 adoptions currently under way. melissa mollet, news 4. >>> four minutes after 5:00. the military world mourning the death of the man known as stormin' norman. he died yesterday from complications with pneumonia. he's best remembered as helping lead forces that kicked saddam hussein out of kuwait during the first gulf war. a friend of his says schwarzkopf was in love with america and was possessed by a sense of duty. norman schwarzkopf was 78 years old. former president george h.w. bush released a statement saying "general schwarzkopf epitomized the duty, service, country creed. more than that, he was a good and decent man and a good friend." >>> the 41st president is still in intensive care but it appears that he's still fighting saying he's in good hands. a spokesperson for the bush family says the former president will probably be in the hospital for a little while. but that he would advise people
Dec 29, 2012 6:00am EST
cliff. senate law makes smakers say th planning to work through the weekend to come to an agreement. all sides say they're getting closer to a deal. they're trying to avoid a tax hike on all americans as well as deep spending cuts, but the president said the american people are growing tired of what seems to be never ending gridlock and partisan bickering. >> the american people are not going to have any patience for a politically self-inflicted wound to our economy. not right now. the economy is growing, but sustaining that trend is going to require elected officials to do their jobs. >> right now the plan is to come to an agreement then send it to the senate for a vote. house would then take a vote, which could take place as late as january 2nd. the president will sit down for an exclusive one on one interview with "meet the press" moderator david gregory. they will discuss the fiscal cliff and other key issues. you can see it here tomorrow at 10:30. >>> we're a little more than 36 hours away from the biggest game of the season for the redskins. the burgundy and gold face off against t
Dec 28, 2012 6:00am EST
on a recent u.s. law targeting russians who abuse human rights. for a closer look at russia's proposed adoption ban, tune in to the "today" show at 7:00 here on nbc4. >>> congressional leaders will try again today to reach a deal to keep the country from plunging off the fiscal cliff. president obama hosting that meeting this afternoon at the white house. it will be the first time that he's met with congressional leaders since november 16th. they have just four days now to come to an agreement. democrats and republicans say that means a possible deal will likely extend tax cuts to middle class americans and postpone spending cuts scheduled to take effect. that means the contentious issue will likely be debated sometime in the future. >>> house lawmakers are preparing for an 11th hour deal. they're returning to washington for a rare sunday evening session. it's not clear what the house will do. house speaker john boehner still insists it's up to the senate to make the next move. >>> iran's state television is reporting the country's navy started training drills in the strait of hormuz.
Dec 29, 2012 9:00am EST
as washington state and maryland approved gay marriage in november. maryland's law goes into effect on tuesday. >>> today, the nation's gun show in virginia continues at the expo center. this year's event is also at the center of controversy following the connecticut school shooting. news 4's darcy spencer talked to gun owners about why they're packing the expo center this year. >> reporter: it's the second oldest gun show in the commonwealth of virginia, and talk of enacting tighter gun control laws is drawing in buyers. >> a lot of people buying the assault-type rifles because they're afraid they're going to be banned. >> reporter: this dealer says he sold every rifle but this one within an hour and 40 minutes on the opening day of the three-day show. why are so many people buying? >> one thing, fear. >> this is the logic of the leaders of the nra, to add more guns around our schools. >> reporter: there was an anti-gun protest outside the show. still, hundreds of people lined up to get in, even before the doors opened. this is the line just to buy ammunition. some folks tell me the prices fo
Dec 30, 2012 9:00am EST
can legally get married beginning on tuesday. maryland lawmakers approved the law. >>> driving the dulles toll road in virginia becomes more expensive starting tuesday, january 1st. the tolls go up to $1.25, and on and off-ramps will increase from 25 cents to $1. that means an extra $1 a tkaday >>> and then metro stopped selling the paper version of the fast pass in august, and starting on january 1st, only the electronic version of the fast pass will work. >>> let's take a live look now at fedex field. that is where the showdown is going to happen. it's a big day for the redskins. they are taking on the dallas cowboys for the east title, and winner gets a guaranteed spot in the playoffs. kickoff is at 8:20. after the game you can stick around for news4 at 11:00, and that is followed by "redskins final." >> the stadium, it looks so calm and quiet. it will be a whole different scene in a matter of hours. that place is going to be rocking. i bet you people are pregaming it already. >> yeah, and it will be cold, too. >> yeah, blustery and cold. game time, 25, and the winds will di
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